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Reaction of Alcohols with Thionyl Chloride
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Question Drill for Reactions of Organic Sulfur Compounds
Conceptual Vocabulary Self-Test

Basic Terms Crossword Puzzle

Basic Puzzle Solution

Conceptual Vocabulary
ThiolThiols are the sulfur analogues of an alcohols.
Disulfide bondA disulfide bond is a single covalent bond derived from the coupling of thiol groups.
CysteineCysteine, one of the standard amino acids, possesses a thiol side chain. Along with methionine, it is one of the two standard amino acids containing sulfur.
DisulfideA disulfide refers to the structural unit composed of a linked pair of sulfur atoms
MethionineOne of the standard amino acids, methionine possesses a thioether side chain. Along with cysteine, it is one of the two standard amino acids containing sulfur.
SulfideThe term sulfide refers to several types of chemical compounds containing sulfur in its lowest oxidation number of -2.
ThioesterThioesters are compounds resulting from the bonding of sulfur with an acyl group formed through esterification of a carboxylic acid and a thiol.
SulfoxideA sulfoxide is a chemical compound containing a sulfinyl functional group attached to two carbon atoms.
Dimethyl sulfoxideThe important aprotic solvent dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) consists of a sulfinyl group attached to two methyl groups.
Carbon disulfideAn important building block in organosulfur chemistry, carbon disulfide consists of a single carbon with double bonds to two sulfur atoms.
ThioetherA thioether is a functional group in organic chemistry which is similar to ethers but with sulfur in the place of oxygen.
ThioacetalThioacetals are the sulfur analogue of acetals.
ThiocyanateOrganic compounds containing the functional group SCN are called thiocyanates.
SulfonamideThe sulfonamide functional group is a sulfone group connected to an amine group.
Carbonyl sulfideCarbonyl sulfide can be considered to be a hybrid of carbon dioxide and carbon disulfide, having a single carbon double bonded to an oxygen atom on one side and a sulfur atom on the other, c
Pummerer rearrangementThe Pummerer rearrangement is an organic reaction whereby an alkyl sulfoxide rearranges to an alpha-acyloxy-thioether in the presence of acetic anhydride.
Johnson-Corey-Chaykovsky reactionThe Johnson-Corey-Chaykovsky reaction is a chemical reaction in which a carbonyl is converted to an epoxide by the action of a sulfonium ylide.

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